We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept WellCare near Kissimmee, FL.

Dr. Mario Felipe Moquete, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
809 E Oak Street; Suite 201
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mario Moquete is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Kissimmee, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Moquete's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Moquete is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, achalasia, stomach problems, esophageal ulcer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, small intestine disorders, malabsorption, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Esophageal Ulcer, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mamta Ved Vijayvargiya, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
737 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mamta Vijayvargiya practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Vijayvargiya's education and training includes medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer and residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. She honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sickle Cell Disease, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
814 N Main Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Pineda's area of specialization is adolescent medicine. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Pineda's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Cartagena Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Driscoll Children's Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , vomiting

All Interests: Cluster Headache, Immunization, Ear Infection, Atopic Dermatitis, Foreign Body Removal, Tension ... (Read more)

Dr. Ricardo Herrarte Crisostomo, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
201 Hilda Street; Suite 33
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ricardo Crisostomo is an adult hematologist and oncologist. Dr. Crisostomo is a graduate of Federal University of Bahia and a graduate of San Juan Municipal Hospital's residency program. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Crisostomo's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center and Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Larynx Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajaz Afzal, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1032 Mann Street; Oak Medical Plaza 1
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ajaz Afzal works as an internist. He graduated from Sindh Medical College and then he performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Afzal honors Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Afzal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Nasir Iqbal Rahmatullah, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1819 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Nasir Rahmatullah works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Rahmatullah attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at MacNeal Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Rahmatullah's professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Cardiomyopathy, Enlarged Heart, Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3227 Hills Dale Lane
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Edward Frame is a Kissimmee, FL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Frame is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frame is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Frame attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Frame speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1819 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mehr Rahmatullah's area of specialization is general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College. She trained at Orlando Health for her residency. Dr. Rahmatullah is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rahmatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Depression, Osteoporosis, Electrocardiogram, Bone Density Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Amir Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
1504 Village Oak Lane; Suite A
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Syed Ahmed's specialty is adult infectious disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Ahmed completed residency programs at Westlake Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Cryosurgery, Depression, Immunization, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1300 West Oak Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Adnan Akhtar is an adult hematologist and oncologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include bone marrow biopsy. Dr. Akhtar is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. He attended Rawalpindi Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Larynx Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.